Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September Magnolia-licious Design Team challenge

WOW! September 1st, can you believe it??!! I've got a lot going on in the next couple of weeks. I am FINALLY going to a Copic Certification class over in Oakland, CA on the 11th!! YAY!!! I'm so excited! If anyone has any advice on what I should take with me for the class, I would greatly appreciate it! AND, then my LSS Scrapbook Paradise asked me to teach my very first card class and it's all set up for Oct 7th!!!!! I'm so jazzed I can hardly stand it!  LOL!  Ok...back on track...sorry bout chatting so much!  :)  With today being Sept 1st, it's time for a new Magnolia-licious sketch challenge. This month, the awesomely talented Becca Feeken is hosting us! And instead of a card sketch, Becca issued us a challenge to make either a backpack or a suitcase along with a Bon Voyage image. You can find the links for the tutorials over at Magnolia-licious Highlites. Needless to say, when I saw the backpack (soooo cute!) took 31 steps to complete, I chose to make the suitcase! LMBO! It was so quick and easy and it's the most adorable way to give a gift card! I love it!!!

For my card, I used #229 Cowgirl Tilda (currently out of stock on reorder),  #431 cactus#505 travel sign, #620 ticket,  and #738 See you later.  They're all colored with Copic markers, and all but the sign are cut out and some of them are popped up for dimension. Cardstock is Bazzill and DP are digital downloads from Nitwit Collections. I snagged some cable cord from my hubby's stash and used it for rope. There is machine stitching around the outside of the card and I also added a couple punched borders courtesy of a MS border punch. I kept the suitcase rustic so it would go with the western theme, and I could just imagine the clasp being broken and them tying it closed with some rope.  All the stamps I used are from the Bon Voyage collection which is available at Magnolia-licious.


So that's it for me today! Please be sure and pop over to Magnolia-licious Highlites and see what my amazing DT sisters did for this challenge. And then grab those Tilda's and make your own for a chance to win a prize! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again tomorrow for the new release of Digital Delights images! They're too cute for words!
Hugs!

25 comments :

Kelly said...

What a fun card Sharon! I love how you did the suitcase. There is no limit to your talents! Have fun at the Copic Certification class!

Jo Davies said...

How fun is this card, has the cowboy feel through and through and it's girlie tilda! I'm so loving the suitcase too! Hugs Jo xxx

Angelwood said...

Oh this is fabulous, Sharon! What a fun fun image and I LOVE that suitcase you made! Have to try that! Love your adorable southwestern scene. Gorgeous!! hugs, Angela

Lillian said...

Cute card, Sharon -- love the whole western look to this and Tilda makes the perfect "dude" . . . or is that supposed to be a "dudette" - LOL. The cactus are a great addition.
Hugs, Sharon!

scrappyjan said...

Sharon this is sooooo CUTE!! I love the little rope and the whole project is fab!!

I was going to use this same image and change my mind when I found this webster's papers to use. LOL...
hugs, Janiel

Patti Jo said...

Love how you did this Sharon with the stars and cactus and the suitcase goes perfectly tying in the ropes!!! Terrific work and adorable!!! Let me know where the Magnolia Dude Ranch is, would love to come!!! Have fun with your classes!!!

Marlene said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm such a huge fan of yours!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Sharon how cute she is however I know she is not a part of those Dude ranchs in your neck of the woods :) Have a great time at the cert. class and congrats on the card making class at the LSS...sure wish I was just a tad closer
Hugs♥

Riet said...

So beautiful Sharon,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

*Vicki* said...

Hello Sharon!!!!! WOW!! You're just as creative as EVER, aren't you?!! I just ADORE your beautiful coloring and what a great project!! Hope you're doing well sweetie!! HUGS

Candy said...

Super cute card, Sharon. Love your suitcase and that it is tied shut :o)
Hugs, Candy

Janie Printz said...

Sharon, 1st of all I LOVE this little card. She's so sweet & colored to perfection & the rope looks wonderful with that "lil" cowgirl.
I'm sooooooo proud of you for all you do & continue to do. I can't believe you taught ME to color my
1st Tilda & since then I should own stock in that company for all the Magnolia stamps I own.... I love each & every one of them & equally love all my Copics.
You are a wonderful teacher & I just wish I was going to be at your 1st ever LSS class ... I'm so envious of you going to the Copic Certification class. The way you color your wonderful images I assumed you already were cerified. You're the best my friend ...
Hugs, Janie

MarieL said...

What a great card, Sharon and that suitcase looks fantastic.

I wish I could join you in Oakland. It will be the closest to us, ever.
Congratulations on your first class.... woohooo.

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Stressed Stamper said...

Fantastic - love it - great suitcase also...just going to email you now - sorry I forgot the other day....

DeeDee said...

Awww, she looks like she needs to come to Texas! So adorable girlie! HUGS!

Christina C. said...

Love your MAGNOLIA DUDE RANCH--brilliant use of the sign! The suitcase is the perfect companion for this cowgirl.

Danni said...

fabulous creations!! Have fun at your copic class! I'm learning tons through Suzanne Dean's classes online!

Pam said...

Well get a long little doggie! How cute is this! I love all of the details. You are sure one talented girl.
Please tell me your secret how do you get so many cards made! You must be one super fast card maker.
I hope you are having a wonderful week. Hugs,
Pam

Barb Hardeman said...

YiiiiiHaaaaa! You've done it again! What a fabulous card and the little suitcase is absolutely perfect. Love the tickets on it and the string tying it together is such a great idea. Love how you added the string to the card too. So tied together (no pun intended LOL).
Hugs,
Barb

Pam S. said...

Super cute Sharon! I just got this star border punch and I have this Tilda! We're gonna show how the west was won for sure! lol oh, I need the cactus... off to shop! lol Adorable suitcase too!
Pam Going Postal

Nancy said...

Such fun! Everything about it - card and suitcase. Another winner.

RubyM:) said...

HELLO MY FRIEND!!! I knew i wanted to come back and give you some love on this gorgeous precious creation.The time just runs pass us and loose track of time right!!! I didn't realise how long it's been since my last visit.SO proud of you with these amazing creations you just keep going and going and never seem to stop LOL!!!!!!! I need some of your mojo juice seriously!!! THis project is just tooooo cute and the suitcase is PERFECT and the idea of tying the rope around the suitcase.JUST BRILLIANT,Thanks for the inspiration ((HUGS))RubyM:)

P.S
CONGRATS oN GETTNG COPIC CERTIFIED BUT YOU KNOW YOU DON'T NEED IT BUT IT'S ALWAYS COOL TO KNOW YOUR CERTIFIED LOL!! Your a genious with the markers anyways:)

Marjo said...

Awesome creations, loving cowgirl Tilda!

Hugs, Marjo

Linda said...

Hi Sharon I love the card I love the way you used the string on the card and case to echo the lasso its brilliant love Linda